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Orange County SC Come Up Short In Tulsa

By Peter Nugent, 05/13/17, 9:30PM PDT


Orange County SC vs Tulsa Roughnecks
2017 USL Regular Season (Week Eight)
ONEOAK Field, Tulsa
Saturday, May 13 

Tulsa, Oklahoma. (May 13, 2017) Orange County SC travelled to Tulsa, Oklahoma looking to make it back to back wins for the first time this season. However it was Tulsa who came out on top, coming away with a 4-0 win.

Orange County SC thought they had taken the lead just one minute into the game, when Carlos Alvarez slipped a pass into the feet of Wuilito Fernandes who fired into the roof of the net. However he was adjudged to be in an offside positon.

Orange County saw plenty of the ball in the early stages of the game but couldn’t manage to find the opener and against the run of play, it was Tulsa Roughnecks who took the lead. In the 19th minute a foul was given against Beto Navarro on the edge of Orange County’s box and from the resulting free kick, Juan Pablo Caffa fired past Charlie Lyon to put Tulsa 1-0 up.

3 minutes later Tulsa doubled their lead when Ian Svantesson riffled a shot past Lyon. The goal came following a long ball played forward to Svantesson who nodded the ball down and picked up the return pass 20 yards from goal and then hit a well struck shot to hand Tulsa a 2-0 lead.

Orange County pushed in the second half to get back into the game and created a couple of chances, with Alvarez and substitute Kevin Jeon going close. As Orange County pressed forward in search for goals, they fell to a third goal as Tulsa hit them on the counter attack. Substitute Joey Calistri found himself in acres of space and in on the Orange County goal, as Lyon came out to close him down he dinked the ball over the keeper and into the net.

Tulsa made it 4-0 in the 81st minute, as Svantesson grabbed his second of the night. Brady Ballew picked up a clearance by Orange County and fed the ball into Svantesson who fired his shot across Lyon into the far corner, to seal a 4-0 win.

Orange County return to Oklahoma next week when they face OKC Energy FC next Saturday as they will look to get back to winning ways. 



The Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s Professional Soccer Team.  The club was one of 12 founding members of the new United Soccer League (USL) in its inaugural 2011 season.  Established in 2013, the predecessor club Orange County Blues were the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Champions and have reached the Western Conference semifinals of the USL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons.  The club’s brand-new owner, James Keston, is the Chief Investment Officer of LARO Properties, and will actively oversee all operations of the USL club in Orange County.  Keston is dedicated to transforming the club into a world-class professional soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players and youth clubs of Orange County. 

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